New Arrivals - Romance
Too bad not all memories are pleasant! Everyone in Whiskey Creek remembers Sophia DeBussi as the town's mean girl. Especially Ted Dixon, whose love she once scorned. But Sophia has paid the price for her youthful transgressions. The man she did marry was rich and powerful but abusive. So when he goes missing, she secretly hopes he'll never come back, until she learns that he died running from an FBI probe of his investment firm.
"In the fledgling colony of New Hope, their friends struggle to create a Southern utopia in Brazil soon after the Civil War. But Hayden is seeking revenge--relentlessly. And Magnolia is seeking a way out--desperately. They both seek to use the other for their own purpose--deceptively. Falling in love was never part of their plans"--From publisher description.
"Some men thrive on scandal. Lord James Hamilton, heir to the Duke of Abercorn and newly appointed attendant to the young Prince of Wales, is in no rush to find a wife and take on a more responsible life. A lover of all things pleasurable, James has earned his reputation as a rakehell of London. But when a feisty beauty piques his interest, James finds himself obsessed with learning more about her, and even contemplates making her his own. Lady Anne Curzon-Howe has long been besotted with her dear friends' handsome elder brother, James, ever since the moment he compared her to a wild Irish rose. While Anne has many suitors, the elusive James is the only man who draws her fancy. But Lord Hamilton's rakish ways are notorious for a reason, and convincing him to love only her will be an incredible, albeit rewarding, challenge"--From publisher description.
As their lives come together in Eternity Springs, Colorado, ex-college basketball coach Lucca Romano and schoolteacher Hope Montgomery seek to find peace from their own personal demons.
"Marine corporal Rick Sudder is home early from Iraq, his tour ended abruptly on the battlefield. The carefree boy is gone, replaced by a man who believes his future is as bleak as his mirror image. But can the passion and commitment of a young woman who has never given up on him mend his broken body and shattered heart? As the people of Virgin River rally around Rick, another recent arrival tests the tightly knit mountain town's famous welcoming spirit. Dan Brady has a questionable past, and he's looking for a place to start over. He'd like it to be Virgin River, if he can find a way in. But he never expects to find it in the arms of a woman who was as much an outcast as himself"--From publisher description.
It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like...Love! A man gives the gift of trust and receives a second chance at love in return. A woman helps to heal the wounded heart of a soldier. A couple finds that true love knows no distance. And a young widow learns that there can be two great loves in a lifetime. Love, romance and passion come together in this collection of four seasonal shorts Anthology includes:This Time Next Year by Alison Kent. A Rare Gift by Jaci Burton. It's Not Christmas Without You by HelenKay Dimon Mistletoe and Margaritas by Shannon Stacey Stories also available for purchase separately.
When James Cooper, the fighter pilot with whom she had an affair fifteen years earlier, takes a job with the U.S. space program, along with her husband, Maria finds her life shattered by a discovery James makes about the rocket engines and the scientists developing them.
Missionary Julia Foster loves working alongside her parents, ministering and caring for young girls in India. But when the family must return to England due to illness, she readily accepts the burden for her parents' financial support. Taking on a job at Highland Hall as governess she quickly finds that teaching her four privileged, ill-mannered charges at a grand estate is more challenging than expected, and she isn't sure what to make of the estate's preoccupied master, Sir William Ramsey. Widowed and left to care for his two young children and his deceased cousin's two teenage girls, William is consumed with saving the estate from financial ruin.
Ever since her stepmother brought her a snow globe of the New York City skyline, Annie has wanted to visit the beautiful, big city. Since the time of her rumschpringe is nearing, the family decides a visit is a good idea. But others are not as thrilled with her interest in the Big Apple. Aaron has long been attracted to Annie and is sure he is in love. As he watches her engage in big city life, he grows concerned that she will not want to return to their quieter life. Will Annie follow Aaron back home? Or stay and pursue her dreams? Competing for her attention, Aaron sets out to show Annie that Christmas is not about the glitz and glamour, but about family, love, and the birth of Jesus.
"A powerful new novel of identity, loyalty and true love, from the international bestselling author of The Tenth Song In 1950's Brooklyn, sisters Rose and Pearl Weiss grow up in a loving but strict ultra-Orthodox family, never dreaming of defying their parents or their community's unbending and intrusive demands. Then, a chance meeting with a young French immigrant turns Rose's world upside down, its once bearable strictures suddenly tightening like a noose around her neck. Defiantly, she begins to live a secret life that shocks her family when it is discovered. Out of guilt and an overwhelming desire to be reconciled with those she loves, she finally bows to her parents' demands that she agree to an arranged marriage. But the night before her wedding, she commits an act of defiance so unforgivable it will exile her forever from her innocent young sister, her family, and all she has ever known. Forty years later, pious Pearl's sheltered young daughter Rivka suddenly discovers the truth about the family outcast, her Aunt Rose, now a successful photographer. Inspired, but naive and reckless, she sets off on a dangerous adventure that will stir up the ghosts of the past and alter the future in unimaginable ways for all involved. "-- Provided by publisher.
Pinkerton detective Miranda Hunt assumes another woman's identity in order to apprehend the Phantom, an elusive and notorious train robber thought to be hiding on the sprawling Last Chance Ranch. But she isn't the only one there with something to hide. Wells Fargo detective Jeremy Taggert is working the scene undercover as well. And although their true identities are a secret, it is impossible for Jeremy and Miranda to hide the spark that flares between them. But their careers-- and their lives-- depend on solving this case. Love will have to wait.
Features two seasonal romance novellas linked by a "Twelve Days of Christmas" theme.
Uncovered: Firefighter Harris Black is startled to stumble across nude photos of a woman and handwritten notes about him. Who is this mystery woman? Harris hires a P.I. to trace her, never suspecting he has already found her.
"Corbin Blue is a man of many talents. One of the most powerful otherworlders ever born, he is wealthy, a professional football star, and a legend in the bedroom. But only a select few know he is also a black ops agent and there is no better killer. When he and his crew are attacked and separated, he's forced to turn to his bosses daughter for help, a woman with even more secrets than Blue. She becomes his only obsession. Evangeline Black has always been wary, guarded. No man has ever breached her walls. Until Blue. He has never been denied something he wants, and now he's decided he wants her. As he sweeps her into his double life of seduction, intrigue, and danger, he helps her see beyond the darkness of her past. But as an enemy closes in, Blue will have to let Evie go to keep her safe even though he'd rather die than live without her"--From publisher description.
Pepper has been hopelessly in love with her best friend's brother, Hunter, for, like, ever. Hes the key to everything she's always craved: security, stability, family. But she needs Hunter to notice her as more than just a friend. Even though she's kissed exactly one guy, she has the perfect plan to go from novice to rock star in the bedroom: take a few pointers from someone who knows what he's doing. Her college roommates have the perfect teacher in mind. But bartender Reece is nothing like the player Pepper expects. Yes, he's beyond gorgeous, but he's also dangerous and deep with a troubled past. Soon what started as a lesson in attraction is turning both their worlds upside down, and showing them just what can happen when you go past foreplay and get to what's real.
As single father Logan O'Donnell prepares to give his son, Charlie, the best Christmas ever on the shores of Willow Lake, he may be in for a Christmas surprise himself, in the form of sharp-witted and independent Darcy Fitzgerald.
Two strangers live among the Cherokee--Jesse has a warrior's heart, and Adelaide has deadly dreams that foresee the future, a future they must face together.
The Widows are finding it difficult to plan Pastor Adam's wedding, given that he hasn't set a date nor even proposed to Gussie. Meanwhile, the pastor's sister Hannah, a doctor, has returned from Kenya, where she worked in refugee camps. When Hannah gets into a verbal sparring match with her nephew Hector's basketball coach, the Widows spot sparks of a different kind between the two, and they are soon up to matchmaking again.
"Brooke and Remy's relationship is tested when he tries to claim back the Underground championship"-- Provided by publisher.
When socialite Genevieve Beaumont faces being disinherited by her father if she does not marry her philandering fiancé, it becomes more and more difficult to resist her attraction to wounded Afghanistan war veteran Dylan Caine.
"Henry IX, known as William, is the son of Anne Boleyn and now the leader of England, his regency period finally at an end. His newfound power, however, comes with the looming specter of war with the other major powers of Europe, with strategic alliances that must be forged on both the battlefield and in the bedroom, and with a court, severed by religion, rife with plots to take over the throne"-- Provided by publisher.
"Life is sweet. Grace Sheridan has just won her dream role in a new off-Broadway play, and the talented hunk flooding her phone with scintillating texts and scandalous photos is Jack Hamilton, the twenty-four-year-old it Brit whose Hollywood career is about to climax faster than . . . you know. So what if their steamy relationship is bicoastal and under wraps, or that L.A. fangirls are grabbing Jack s ass? Absence does make the heart grow fonder and the libido hotter, but their few weekend visits feel more more like fast food than the five-course dinner they crave. And then the creator of Grace s new show is the man who broke her heart back in college, and he seems to have written the play just to make amends with his leading lady. As rumors spread that Jack and his lovely, leggy ex-girlfriend have gotten back together, Grace starts to wonder about her own feelings. Can lust alone keep our favorite, feisty duo together, or will Grace find herself back in safer, more familiar arms?"--p. 4 of cover.
When Ian Ferguson flees after being falsely accused of trying to assassinate the Duke of Wellington, he finds himself wounded and at the mercy of Lady Sarah Clarke, an impoverished country wife with secrets of her own.
In the first story, Ashley Robbins is prepared to repay Cooper Masters the money that he lent her for college, but she would also like to gift him this Christmas with her own knowledge of God's love. In the second story, Lindsey Mitchell gives newcomer Jesse Slater a job on her tree farm, but she would also like to share the true spirit of Christmas with him and his young daughter.
Dexter leads a charmed existence in London, with money, looks, and girlfriends galore. Life's fantastic... until Dex's sister dies and his world changes overnight. Astonishing everyone, including himself, Dex leaves the city behind, takes charge of his eight-month-old niece Delphi, moves to a beautiful Cotswolds village, and sets about working on his parenting skills. His neighbors, including cartoonist Molly, seem friendly enough. But Dex can't shake the notion that he's missing something important....